Biden Announces New Direction For COVID-19 Policy In Annual Address
Proposals in the speech that could affect the device industry include “one-stop shops” for COVID-19 testing and treatment, additional funding to stockpile tests and masks, and a new government center devoted to health care research.
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US Postal Service To Distribute Biden’s Free COVID-19 Rapid Antigen At-Home Tests Starting This Week
Americans can order up to four rapid antigen tests per household through the USPS website now, or a phone hotline soon. The administration is working to buy another half a billion tests in the near future.
For Second Time This Month, Medtronic Announces Class I FDA Recall Related To HeartWare System Component
Medtronic, Baxter and BD are all facing recalls, with Medtronic finding yet another issue with HeartWare HVAD systems. Separately, the FDA put a Baxter respiratory device recall into Class I, and BD announced a recall on intraosseous devices.